Monday, November 26, 2012

second to the right



it's like a game of Twister, always changing positions
(a book at the store says there's a different
one for each day) then mix in the location,
there are endless variations

we're always discovering
new ones

& as you curl sleeping, outside, in the crispness, i stand
in smallness before all i know

that nineteen years ago, they lined up
just right

because you said yes,
and tonight, they have never shined brighter.

Just a little something I wrote for T. Nineteen years ago yesterday, I got on my knee.

61 comments:

Mary said...

One

Betsy Brock said...

aww....proposals are so sweet. Glad she said yes. :)

Mary said...

Wow, just wow. What a touching post. Life is ever changing but love remains. So nice, Brian.

ReBelle said...

So heartfelt - darling poem.

Brandee Shafer said...

So much wonder wrapped up in the "yes," but sometimes I think it's the every day (year after year) one that's most remarkable. May God continue to bless and keep.

Mrsupole said...

May you be blessed with many, many more years filled with loving memories of the moments in time spent together, your fates entwined as one in the love of each other.

God bless.

Daniel said...

Sweet and lovely. Love it.

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I'm happy for your lasting love!

farawayinthesunshine said...

Romance sometimes works magic. Wishing you both many more years filled with it :-)

Pat Hatt said...

Aww glad all shined bright
And she said yes on sight
And years later still the same feeling too
Beating 50% of those who would rather fight over such things as the loo haha

Grandmother said...

The wonder of a Yes and then the work to keep it fresh. Good for you, good for her, good for your sons. Love rules!

Valerie said...

Nineteen years, whoops you don't look old enough... grins. Love comes in many packages, my guess is that yours is one of the biggest. Happy anniversary for yesterday.

Stephanie said...

Congratulations:) Such sweetness

sonny said...

huge huge huge smiles.....

i met my husband on 9th of august...he proposed on the 19th....he went on n on n on about how he jus wanted me to know how he felt...and i didnt have to reply jus then...i can take my time..a week, a mth, a year...and he told me about himself n his family n wht he likes n stuff....we stood in the badminton court of a military base...and when he finally stopped...i said --- yes .
and his mouth opened n closed like a gold fish...:):)

and --- my daughter's name is nayantara...love ur wife's name...hugs

Claudia said...

oh wow..this is so beautiful..the thankfulness just felt in every single line.. i bet the stars were smiling a bit and good as well to never stop discovering..smiles

Grace said...

How sweet Brian ~ May you both have many many wonderful years of discovery and love ~

Happy day to you ~

vbreverb said...

"...outside, in the crispness, i stand
in smallness before all i know

that nineteen years ago, they lined up
just right

because you said yes,
and tonight, they have never shined brighter."

Lovely words and lovely tribute.

Eva Gallant said...

Awww.....once again we see the true romantic!

ladyfi said...

Awww - how romantic and wonderful! Wishing you many more years together.

Alice Audrey said...

Oh, you've been married longer than I thought.

Friko said...

How delightful. Is she still glad she said yes?

You have been writing poetry for a long time, is that what makes you so good at it?

Gloria said...

absolutely lovely Brian:)

Tara Miller said...

found your note. ;)

What a special night that was....smiling as I remember like it was yesterday. Thank you for this special poem. Love you!

And I would say yes all over again.

Poet Laundry said...

Aw, so sweet...happy anniversary...and many more :)

Tracie Skarbo said...

Love this... you are such an inspiration to what love can be.

Leovi said...

An interesting poem, our position changes with age and circumstances. Greetings.

The Empress said...

Oh, Brian.

You make me cry.

SO WONDERFUL.

Happy Anniversary.

happygirl said...

Sweet prose, my friend. It's good to remember these special days. :)

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

So very sweet! And congrats!!! When you find the right person, it is wonderful!

Victoria said...

It makes me happy to see romance alive and well after 19 years, Brian. Continue!

Daydreamertoo said...

Love to see love... makes me feel all warm and glowing to know it is so alive and well. Shared and sharing and, you allow us to be a tiny part of it in this beautiful post.
Congratulations to you and to your wife. You are both lucky and blessed to have each other.
Wishing you both many, many more happy years together to come.

lori mcclure said...

Congratulations to you both! Very sweet. Here's to many more years ahead. Cheers :)

Gail said...

How very sweet. Congratulations.

We have lived too long together to write love poems. It's testosterone poisoning I think with a generous helping of Menopause...but he stills brings me pretty rocks and I pick fish bait for him.

DJan said...

Such a romantic! You just make me happy every day, Brian. Thank you for this one... :-)

California Girl said...

Awww, you really remember the date you asked your GF now wife to marry you?

Tabor said...

I admit that the abstraction of the verse was difficult until you explained. Congrats on your many years of married bliss...although we all know that bliss is different on different days. At any rate she is lucky to get a poet.

RMP said...

lovely...may they continue to shine.

Suz said...

smile

kaykuala said...

How so wonderful Brian! Happy Anniversary! Poets are sentimental people so they say! Together for 19 years. How nice!

Hank

Wander said...

Beautiful memory and congratulations to you and your wife and family...smiles back at ya!

chris

Mama Zen said...

Gorgeous!

Laura said...

full of love Brian... congratulations... we are almost up to 25, and I can't believe how the years have passed so quickly and our love grows deeper and more expansive with every one.

JANU said...

Happy proposal anniversary! You have been married for 19 yrs?

Joanna Jenkins said...

You are so romantic-- remembering the day you asked T to marry you. That's very cool. Congrats to you both. Looks like things worked out okay ;-)
Cheers, jj

Fred Rutherford said...

touching post, love that your keep writing little somethings each year, if that's not a gesture of love I don't know what is. Very touching.

Jenny Woolf said...

It's nice to get a love poem, specially one like this, and I bet she was pleased! Glad she said "yes".

Dave King said...

Hearty congrats on the poem and the milestone. The poem's a real beaut. Obviously swept the board, saw off all competition - and deserved to. Superb.

SueAnn Lommler said...

Congrats to you both!! Love the poem
Hugs
SueAnn

Brian Miller said...

janu, this was from our anniversary...in febuary i will have known her for 20 years....at 9 months we were engaged and 3 years 3 months we were married...

Tina said...

Thanks for sharing so personally again. Love the twister analogy.
Neal took me on a picnic in the mountains and proposed. I didn't think he was serious because we'd been talking about this for NINE years. Then he ran to the car and got the ring and then I knew. 20 years on 6/20. 12/20 will be the 29th anniversary of our first date. Thanks for reminding me. It's been tough around here with my chronic illness.
Tina @ Life is Good
http://kmdlifeisgood.blogspot.com/

Heather said...

How totally sweet and adorable! LOVE it and the picture is cool too!
xx

Myrna R. said...

19 years - so full of memories. Congrats Brian and Tara.

Susan said...

Thank you for sharing this song, with its picture and title and love.

ayala said...

Wow Brian...so beautiful. I love it! You two are blessed :)

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

Wonderful memories...that you hold tight and that memory will not allow to fade...

Lisa Golden said...

You write the most romantic love poetry.

Lorraine said...

oh Brian you are the R in Romantic, I love this and the boots, they rock lol

poeticlicensee said...

Please tell your mate, 'Congratulations!...

joanna said...

<3 :)
congratulations to you both.

Syd said...

Nice, man. You know how love drops us to our knees.

Sue said...

Love that you kept track of the proposal day.

You are quite the romantic.

=)